We love chicken nuggets at our house. And that includes me! I have been checking recipe sites to see if there are healthier, homemade versions of chicken nuggets, so we can try to cut out some of the preservatives. I found one and it’s delicious. I hope you enjoy it too.
4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
2/3 cup milk
3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded(I found this to be too much cheese – you could cut it in half)
2 cups seasoned breadcrumbs(I used italian croutons and crushed them up)
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 (18 oz) Can of 3 cheese sauce (I bought 3 cheese alfredo sauce, but completely forgot to add this at the end) They were still really good without it!
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped(I didn’t have this)
Preheat over 400 degrees. Cut each breast of chicken into 3 pieces. Dip into the milk, then the cheddar cheese, then the breadcrumbs. Place on a baking sheet. Cover with foil.
Bake the chicken in preheated over for 25 minutes, then remove foil, baste with butter and cook 10-12 more minutes uncovered. Coating will crisp and chicken will finish cooking.
While chicken is cooking, place the cheese sauce in a pan and heat it up.
Remove chicken from the oven and place on the platter. Spoon sauce over the chicken. Top with parsley. As I said above I forgot about the cheese sauce altogether and they were still really good!
To complete the meal I made a bowl of broccoli slaw and some green beans. Very filling and very tasty!